tv Eyewitness News Morning Weekend CBS September 28, 2013 7:00am-8:00am EDT
good morning. up next on eyewitness news saturday morning -- >> good morning. i'm meghan mccorkell. new information about a fiery crash that killed three people. was a police pursuit a fact snar new information strange ahead. >> it is rare. you know, this is the kind of thing you don't expect to happen. yet it does happen. >> plus, medical emergency mid
flight. a pilot suffer as fatal heart attack on a plane packed with passengers. what they are saying about the moments onboard. >> good morning, the ravens face a rookie quarterback on sunday. i'm sports director mark viviano. what they are saying coming up? >> and looking outside at baltimore. the clouds are giving away to sunshine this morning. so how will the rest of the weekend shape up? meteorologist tim williams tells us in first warning weather forecast. >> eyewitness news saturday morning is seconds away. good morning. welcome to eyewitness news saturday morning. i'm gigi barnett. >> i'm meteorologist tim williams temperatures are in the 50s and 60s across the
area. a breezy morning, but calm so far. and damp so far. the dew point is up, but no rain in the region. so a little bit of a transition. a lot of cloud cover. never broke the clouds. we got to 73 degrees. the same range today. but we'll have a little bit more sun in the forecast. you see, of course, the flag on top of federal hill blowing a little bit there. we're looking at 74 degrees today. nice with sunshine. less cloud cover than yesterday. a little bit more sunshine and temperatures overnight going down into the 50s. the exclusive eye witness news first warning five-day forecast is coming up. >> all right. thanks, tim. first, here's what people are talking about today. new questions surround a fiery crash that killed three people actually tuesday morning. police were following one of the cars. now wjz eyewitness news has learned there were attempts to stop that chase.
meghan mccorkell with more on the investigation into the deadly suspect. >> good morning. the questions include when that pursuit ended and whether it was a factor in the fatal crash. an explosive crash on tuesday morning. three people were killed with this honda smashed into a jeep. police are saying before the crash, undercover officers were following the sedan after they observed criminal activity. now sources tell wjz eyewitness news, prior to the accidents there were multiple radio transmissions ordered the officers to end the pursuit. an attorney for the offices speaking out for the first time is saying that's what they did. >> when the officers did hear the command, they followed that directative. they did stop that pursuit. >> it is unclear how far police followed the car and whether they were using lights and
sirens. the police commissioner is promising a thorough investigation. >> there is issues that i concern with overall the incident. >> reporter: family members of the crash victims still have unanswered questions. >> it just don't make no sense. it really doesn't make any sense. >> reporter: angela baker's father the only survivor of the crash was driving the jeep. the question she wants to ask the officers -- >> why? why didn't you stop? three people are gone. >> reporter: an answer she hopes to get has the investigation continues. again, questions remain about whether police policy was followed and at what point the officers stopped. meghan mccorkell, wjz eyewitness news. >> wjz eyewitness news has requested the radio transmissions from the incident. police are saying they are not releasing them because of the investigation. one person is recovering this morning after a frightening three vehicle crash on top of the dam.
sky eye chopper 13 was over the scene at the river when emergency crews shutdown route 1 for an hour after the incident. medics rushed one person to the hospital, but doctors are saying their injuries are not life-threatening. scary moments onboard a united airlines flight when there is a medical emergency in the cockpit. kai jackson has more on the crisis with dozens of passengers onboard. >> reporter: tragedy in the sky for passengers and crew on a united airlines flight. the pilot of the plane had a heart attack. despite efforts to save him. he died. a crisis in the air on thursday for united airlines flight 1603. the boeing 737 left houston headed to satellite, but after 8:00, the crew asked if there was a doctor onboard.
then the plane made an emergency landing in boise, idaho. >> i thought it was a passenger. it was a little bit more nerve wrecking to see it was a pilot. >> reporter: captain of the plane suffered a heart attack. two passengers rushed to help and started giving cpr. >> several people helped. yeah. several people gave him cpr all of the way down. and then -- when they got him the emts on them. there there were 161 passengers and a crew of six on the plane. the co-pilot started flying the plane and landed. >> emts came onboard. they said let's do two more sets and get him off of the plane. >> the airline is not releasing the pilot's name. kai jackson, wjz eyewitness news.
federal workers including thousands of marylanders are hanging in the balance as a possible government shutdown looms. the house is debating a short- term spending bill after the senate decided to keep the president's healthcare plan. if the government shuts down, 1/3 of workers will be asked to stay at home, including 300,000 employees in maryland. it could cost the state $51 million. the ravens are favored to make it three wins in a row in buffalo, but sports director mark viviano reports, winning on the road is never a sure thing in the nfl. >> good morning. the ravens are considered to win on sunday and a better team than the bills. but playing on the road could make it a challenge for the ravens. final preparations in owens mills, knowing what awaits in buffalo is a different
atmosphere. it will be a loud crowd and a different style of offense, led by manual. his ability to run and pass. >> you enjoy a challenge. you don't want the same thing every week. >> we love that we get the time to play against up and rising quarterbacks. >> reporter: ray rice practiced for the third straight day. he is saying barring setbacks, he plans to play sunday in buffalo. back to you. >> thank you, mark. off of the field, it was special moment inside of the
ravens locker room, the team celebrates the birthday of o.j. [ applause ] ( singing ). the former raven is a team advisory answer advocate for people with als. he was diagnosed years ago, he turned 44 this week. he continues to defy the odds. >> that's right. he should. happy birthday, o.j. >> yes. absolutely. it will be a good weekend for folks doing anything outside. we are looking outside and seen the clouds breaking. yesterday could not get rid of the clouds, but 73 degrees. and today, clouds. we have seen the breaks. 58 is the temperature. 53 is the dew point. put it in perspective or average high is 74. and the low is 53. we have been pretty much on
target. even with the clouds from yesterday. we had calm winds until this point. the barometer is still very high. the high pressure is responsible for the winds. we'll show you that in a second. right now temperatures at 65 in ocean city. winds are coming in now -- a bit of a north and northeast component. that's the rise for the cloud cover. there is a strong low pressure system off of the coastline. that is cycling moisture off of the coast. that is the counter clockwise
flow. so we're getting that flow from the east. it has been that way. the northeast wind is what we have now. this system to the west will be the next reason we will have a chance of rain. that's tomorrow night and monday. that will do. low pressure associated with that is going to lift into canada and drag the front along. what will happen the low off of the coastline will be lingering around. so we'll see this front interacting and pull the moisture in. a drop in the temperature, the moisture clears, the temperatures than will climb into the middle of the week. the way it comes together. in the hour of sunrise. 7:01 today. 6:52 your sunset time. east wind on the bay with no
advisories. today, 74 degrees. right on target for this time of the year. more sun than yesterday, clear tonight, 53 degrees. and then tomorrow, temperatures up again. 56 degrees, partly sunny and very nice. for the next five dayers temperatures taking the hit, going down to 75 on monday. 78, 81, 81 for wednesday and thursday. the lows from the mid-50s the 60 degrees. >> all right. still ahead on wjz eyewitness news -- ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, starter,
welcome back to eyewitness news saturday morning. it is the 28th day of september. this is the last weekend of the month. we're looking at a pretty nice day shaping up. a few, a little bit less atlantic than yesterday. and more sunshine. the breeze is starting to pickup lane. we are seeing clearing.
a pretty nice day for anything that you have planned outside. we are look at high pressure in control of the forecast, that is helping to push dry air. we have been watching a flow from the east that is helping to contribute to the cloud cover. it will give way to dryer and pleasant conditions for today. the high pressure is in control. 50 degrees out towards cumberland and oakland. our daytime high today around 54 degrees. and on target for the normal high for today. nice and sunshine today. 53 tonight. and tomorrow, 76, sunny and nice. another nice weekend and 80 next week. stagler the exclusive eye witness news first warning five- day forecast is coming up. g? >> thanks, tim. first, here's what people are talking about today. new information on a deadly terror siege at the mall in kenya. a government official is saying it was the kenyan military not the terrorists that caused three floors of the westgate
mall to collapse. it may have happened when the grenades were fired inside. 61 civilians were killed in the attack. the u.n. security council votes to require syria to get rid of its chemical weapon stock pipe. this is after weeks of tense negotiations and threat of a u.s. military strike. american officials believe 1400 people were killed in a chemical weapons attack in damascus last month. president barack obama spoke before the vote. he was hopeful about the developments. president barack obama speaks by tell with iranian president hassan rouhani. it is the first direct conversation between leaders of the two countries since 1979. the two spoke for about 15 minutes agreeing to work together on iran's controversial nuclear program.
barrack obama is saying iranian president hassan rouhani indicated that iran will never develop nuclear weapons. negotiators from u.s., iran and five local powers are meeting for nuclear talks in geneva next month. new jersey could become the 14th state to allow same-sex marriage. a judge ruled that they must allow couples to marae next month. not doing so would violate the constitution. the order allows marriages to begin on october 21st. governor christie will appeal. a baltimore woman is asking the public for help in finds her long time pet. the pet is a 20-year-old and long tortoise. tortly escaped from the backyard a few weeks ago. he is move very quickly. she thinks he may have wandered into a low lying area and may be stuck or wedged.
no sightings have been reported after a facebook page has been created. well, finding out your family line has been the rain lately. if you are planning a family reunion in town, if the answer to that is yes. there is an expo going on today that you have to check out. >> yes. it is. wjz eyewitness news is live at the park downtown. that's where we find organizers of the city's first family reunion expo. good morning. >> good morning. tim and gigi. >> how does this work? >> come on down, visit baltimore, we want to make sure that we celebrated the city. showed everybody what baltimore had to offer for people going to family ruins from attractions to caters, museums, everything in one place. >> now is the time to do it, especially planning for next year. a whole year to plan.
>> absolutely. absolutely. so come down between noon and 2:00, because we have the ultimate line dance party that is happening with randy dennis. he is teaching the new line dance that will takeover. burnett is doing a meet and greet for the first 100 people. you have to see what fandango has done, they have transformed the pier. >> now, roll off the names. we spoke about this, people hear the names, but say it, good times they know. so you're bringing in people that people will remember from family shows. roll off the list of folks that are coming down today and the shows they are associated with. >> well -- so from good times we have burdit. the beautiful daughter that we all wanted to be.
from amen, clifton and then from the family, we have chico coming in. and then all throughout we have great things. one of the other things that is a focus on family as well, a big name in this city, is mayor rawlings-blake. she will be here as well. she is doing a schwab for the genology. to figure out her family. >> all right. interesting. >> if we know mayor rawlings- blake, she might be doing the line dance. >> i know, she is great. it will be really good. it is for this it is $5, but it is free if they like our facebook page, or go to the website and register. so we're encouraging people to do that. we want to built the momentum. >> that page is -- >> the website is www . baltimorereunionexpo.com. and the facebook page is the
women, every school yerteams across the country do a mile school marching band, if they are good enough, they are second to play at walt disney world or another parade. >> mike schuh reports. >> reporter: well, snow on the ground doesn't deter a quality marching band and volunteer hours are spent perfecting their act, but if you really have your act together, you get to fly your banner here, in london. this is new year's day, 2011. and guess what? >> based on the performance, we received a follow up invitation for next year. >> reporter: they sent a letter, bunt in british fashion, two represents showed up this morning in person to ask the band to come and
perform in 2014. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> in appreciation, the band played for the invited guests much to the delight of the superintendent. >> to be nominated for this once is monumental, but two times is phenomenal. we are one of the best schools in the country of music education, it is solidified right here. >> reporter: everyone appreciates heart work. this is one of the largest new year's day parade in the world. what do they see in the kids. >> wonderful. >> a handful of schools get invited. >> i think they are amazing. the commitment the kids show, enthusiasm, and the way that they learn, their choreography and the way that they play. it is amazing. >> mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. >> it will cost more than $350,000 to send the band. >> all of the money will be raised by the students and their parents. >> that's a lot of cash. >> yes.
welcome back to eyewitness news saturday morning. i'm gigi barnett. >> i'm meteorologist tim williams. temperatures are in the 50s and near 60 degrees across the area. it is a pretty nice start to the day. the breeze is picking up a little bit. the clouds are breaking more than yesterday. and a lot of sunshine in store today. we have temperatures in the 50s. as you look at downtown, a pretty calm start to the day. the light breeze, we were watching federal hill a minute ago. and the breeze started the flag waving. it was sitting calm before that. the clouds are breaking. you will see sunshine. that's your order of the day. make sure that you have your
sunglasses handy. 58 degrees right now. 50 in cumberland and oakland. 65 on the shore. hour daytime high today, 74 degrees. nice, more sunshine than clouds tonight a low of 53 degrees. and the exclusive eye witness news first warning five-day forecast is coming up in a moment. >> thanks, tim. first, here's what people are talking about today. new questions surround a fiery crash that killed three people early tuesday morning. police were following one of the cars now wjz eyewitness news has learned there were attempts to stop that pursuit. meghan mccorkell has more on the investigation into the deadly accident. >> good morning. the question is when it pursuit ended and whether was a factor. an explosive crash on tuesday morning. three people killed with this honda accord smashed into a
jeep. before the crash, undercover officers were following the sedan after they observed suspected criminal activity. now sources tell wjz eyewitness news prior to the accidents there were multiple radio transmissions ordering the officers to end ppursuit. an attorney for the officers peaking out -- speaking out for the first time is saying that's what they did. >> when the officers heard that command, they followed that directive. >> it is unclear how far police followed the car and whether they were using lights and sirens. the department only allows a chase under strick circumstances. >> there are issue has that i are concerned with. >> family members of the crash victims say that they still have unanswered questions. >> it just don't make no sense. it really doesn't make any sense. >> reporter: angela baker's father the only survivor of the
crash, was driving the jeep. the question she wants to ask the officers? >> why? why did you stop. three people are gone. >> reporter: an answer that she helps to get as the investigation continues. again, questions remain about whether police policy was followed and at what point the officers stopped. meghan mccorkell, wjz eyewitness news. >> wjz eyewitness news has requested the radio transmissions from the incident, police are saying they are not releasing those because of the ongoing investigation. a funeral will be held later this morning for one of the victims of the navy yard shooting in maryland. ridgell will be laid to rest today. one of the people killed by aaron alexis at the shooting rampage. he served in the military, a former maryland state police trooper and the past ten years coached a girl's softball team
in westminster. a local field is being named after him. >> something to give him a tribute and his daughter and families go there. >> they will see his name up there and they will be able to take solus in it. >> he is survived by three daughters. what caused a massive ten car pile up on interfate 83 earlier this week? that's the question that investigators are trying to answer this morning. the wreck injured seven people, trucks landed on top of each other. derek valcourt has more. >> reporter: sky eye chopper 13 on top of the metal. it happened 1:30 on thursday on northbound 183. >> the traffic started to slow down on the interstate.
the tractor-trailer was not able to stop, and rear-ended a vehicle. >> four tractor-trailers, five cars and one tow truck that flipped on its side. >> all all of the sudden i felt, just, felt a hard bang and was being pushed forward. and -- the truck flipped over. i guess i was drug a little bit more. >> the pileup create major delays for thousands of commuters who lose this every day to commute between maryland and southern pennsylvania. the wreck shutdown both northbound lanes. >> a mess. >> the took seven hours to clear the debris from the highway. >> ovprobably the tractor- trailer rear-ended the vehicle, the initial cause of the crash. at this point, you to look at the tractor-trailer and the driver and see if it was vehicle failure or driver failure. >> police took blood samples
from several drivers. derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. so far no charges have been filed in the crash. well, police are saying it looked something like, something from a movie after a robbery at a prince georges county jewelry store. it is caught on camera. surveillance video shows the crooks descending through the roof into the river stone jewelry store. police are saying they spent hours using a blowtorch to break into the safe. the crooks got away with half of a million dollars worth of jewelry. they wore masks and gloves they don't have fingerprints or dna. the ravens are a favorite to make it three in a row in buffalo. as sports director mark viviano reports, winning on the road is never a sure thing in the nfl. >> good morning. the ravens are favored to win on sunday. they are clearly a better team than the bills.
but having to play on the road could make it a challenge. final preparations in owens mills. in buffalo it will be a different atmosphere. a loud crowd. and the ravens will face a different style of offense led by manual. his ability to run and pass puts the defense on alert! you enjoy a challenge. you don't want the same thing every week. >> we love to get the opportunity to play against one of the up and rising quarterbacks. >> ray rice practiced for the third straight day. he is saying barring setbacks he plans to play on sunday in buffalo. back to you. >> thank you, mark.
>> all right. >> okay. chilly when i stepped out. >> 80 is chilly for you. you have in there blood. >> i do. i need three coats. >> you're right. it was clammy. the cloud cover out there. it is one thing when it is cloudy in the dead of summer. and another thing when it is cloudy and fall. it feels, you know, clammy. >> different. >> different. you know, we had the clouds. we cannot seem to break the clouds. that's the issue. some sun has started to come through already and more sun and warming. and a little bit, it will not be quite as chilly later on. right now temperatures getting up to 58 degrees at bwi marshall. up to the mid-70s. the normal high some 74. and the low is 53. so company that in perspective looking at the temperatures.
83% humidity. the north wind at 3 miles per hour. high pressure in control of the forecast is responsible for bringing the wind in from the north. that in a second. here are the winds coming in from the north and northeast. around high pressure around the gulf of mexico we are seeing the flow from the north. and low pressure off of the coast getting flow from the east. this is the culprit with the clouds. this low pressure system is persistent and it is pushing in moisture. we're not getting the rain associated with it, but the moisture from the ocean is contributing to the cloud cover. the next chance of rain will
come tomorrow afternoon and monday. this low to the west is moving across the dakotas and lift into canada. the front will move across the country. two things will happen, no moisture and drop our temperatures back technical monday. and help with the low off of the coast. we will have a chance of showers on sunday or monday. temperatures stay pretty pleasant and we will start to get into the 80s as soon as the front clears the area. the sun set is at 6:52. clear tonight, 53 degrees. tomorrow, 76, partly sunny and nice. 75 on monday, there is the drop in temperatures and then up to straight, 81, and 81 for wednesday and thursday.
pacific. and 56 degrees in central maryland right now. first, a dive captain spots something stunning off of the coast of florida. take a look at this. >> 3, 2, 1, right behind us. right. right. -- we're in the middle of four large spots. >> that is right. four of them. this dramatic footage is showing the water -- spots dropping down to the sea. the captain goes into one of
them himself. the captain issued a warning saying going into a waterspout you should not try. there must have been angels overhead at this mcdonald's a gunman walks in he display as handgun, sending customers and workers running for their lives. he tries to shoot, but n nothing-- happens. the 24-year-old walked outside and fired into the air and walked back into mcdonald's and the gun misfires again. >> i heard the gun clicking. pulling the trigger and squeezing the back. >> police arrested joseph on suspension of robbery charges. a long-lost treasure is discovered by a mountain
climber in france. he was crossing a glacier and found a metal box filled with jewels. the rubies, sapphires and emeralds are $300,000. it may have came from an air india crash in 1950. >> how long does he have. >> i don't know. >> seven days maybe. >> seven years. well, if you're planning a family reunion it can be tough times, but this weekend there is an expo in town to give you help and provide fun and entertainment. >> wjz eyewitness news is live at myers maritime park downtown. we are joined this morning by chico. all right after a singer that will be performing at the family reunion. good morning. welcome to baltimore. >> good morning. it is good to be in baltimore. it's going to be a baltimore day. a wonderful day. >> yes. >> you said it, we know that you have a large family and --
you all are planning some det together soon, too. >> i have a huge family. i have a lot, a lot of -- nephews and nieces and we all do plan to get together. the family plan tars -- plans to get together across shows in america. maybe ten of them, a reunion with alex myself as well. but, the same being, me and al are out doing shows. of course, you can hear a lot of -- as well as switch. five decades of music in the family from the '70s until now. we are doing it, thank god. and, hopefully, we'll keep on going it. i'm in the studio working on a new album. i will be out next year, spring
time. so look forward to that. and keep on doing music. 18, i said before, i was telling, there is 18 number 1 hits. >> wow. >> wow. >> i like it. so i'll be doing some of those songs at the party. probably going six, 6:00 to 8:00 around in that time. and as i'm told, i'm being accompanied with clifton davis and burnett from good times. >> yes. a lot of big names out there today. >> all right. well, chico, we thank you for joining us. folks can hear your, 6:00 until 8:00. the event is from noon until 8:00. >> this is live music. live music. you all. >> live music. there is nothing like it? >> all right. thank you,. >> all right. chico is live from the family reunion expo this morning. still to come on eyewitness news saturday morning -- ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
which are available on the menu. >> this is chef mark. he is the executive chef. >> he is talking food. >> you just right in. >> and mark you will show us how to do things. people talk about the season for oysters and muscles, but it is always the time for oysters. >> yeah. actually, that was years ago and you had red tides and things that obviously really affected the oysters themselves. that is still sometimes an issue, but not too much anymore. the reason the r thing, obviously -- it was colder. >> okay. you talked about the scallops. those were giant. you called them r10s. >> u10. >> which means under 10 scalps to a pound. >> that means they are large. >> okay. >> these are things that you can do or get on the menu at the scuffer all of the time.
>> always. >> but show us what you are doing. >> actually, i'm doing some blackened scallops. you take blackening picture, or you can take any kind of mixture. there are so many different flavors, whatever the person likes, maybe they don't like spicy. we serve it with a wilted spinach and salt and pepper. you take your scallops and put the seasoning mix on top. >> hot pan. >> yes. >> talk about the oyster recovery program here in maryland. >> oyster recovery program is designed so we can clean the bay up. and what is going on, they are transplanting a lot of different oysters in and around, thank you, tim -- in and around the bay. and -- >> he never helps me like that. >> never? [ laughter ] >> and what, what is it is designed to do is obviously to
clean the water. years ago the water would be cleaned in a couple of days now weeks and weeks and weeks. everything that we have done to the bay over the years. >> the is a struggle. >> so the oysters that come in, they go back out to the bay with the shells and babies on top of them. >> yes. the shells grow the oysters themselves. we are one of many restaurants that participate. i think the oyster recovery program originated in annapolis, but now there is -- several, probably over 100 restaurants that participate and we, ourselves, probably give 10 to 105-gallon buckets of shell as week. >> that means a lot of people visiting. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,